About Us & Our Company
Jobber was created by Sam Pillar and Forrest Zeisler in 2010. Sam & Forrest met and subsequently spent many hours coding together at coffee shops on and around 109th Street in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as freelancers. They decided to build Jobber after discovering that the on-site service industry doesn't get any quality software love. They hope you like it!
Sam has a Business degree from the University of Alberta, but spent several years of his academic career studying Computer Science, and some other stuff too. He's a devout believer in the Ruby on Rails movement, and has been working on custom software for on-site service businesses since 2008. Sam likes working on bikes, making a bass face, and working at a startup!
Forrest is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Software Engineering program. He loves working with Ruby on Rails and plays with complicated artificial intelligence algorithms for fun. Forrest enjoys spending as much time as mother nature will allow mountain biking in the beautiful River Valley. He's also into martial arts, so don't get on his bad side!
Boris Wertz is one of the top tech angel investors in North-America as well as a founding and managing partner of Version One Ventures. His portfolio encompasses over 25 early-stage consumer internet and mobile companies, including Chloe & Isabel, Edmodo, Flurry, GoInstant, Indochino, Suite101, Sparkbuy (acquired by Google), Summify (acquired by Twitter), Tynt (acquired by 33across), Wattpad and Yapta. Boris is a venture partner of Munich-based Acton Capital Partners, a consumer Internet fund that is focused on later stage companies with an established track record of revenues and profitability. He is also one of the founders of GrowLab, a Vancouver-based start-up accelerator.
Point Nine Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin, Germany. Point Nine Capital was launched in June 2011, when Team Europe announced that it would team up with serial entrepreneur and angel investor Christoph Janz to spin off its investment activities (which started with the first Team Europe Fund in 2009), expand their scope and give them a new dedicated name.